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. my father had been a career army officer for a period in the u.s. army and served in world war ii and korea and later became a hospital administrator. >> so you say conservative, orthodox conservative reform? >> right in the middle. >> did you fight in the 1967 war? >> i was a kid. >> you were a kid. did you fight any war? >> i fought in a couple of them, yes. i fought in the lebanon war. i was quite involved in the lebanon war. i served in the israeli paratroopers. i was in the israeli special forces. >> what year? >> june 1982. wars in the middle east occurred in june, almost to the day. it's probably a good war- fighting weather. i was among the first forces to -- of israeli forces to enter the city of beirut in june 1982. my actual unit was decimated in an ambush and we ended up being attached to all sorts of other units for the duration of the war. later on, i became one of the few israelis to be a veteran of the gulf war. in a period just before the outbreak of the gulf war, i was assigned as a strategic liaison between the army and the u.s. fleet. in the book, i went out th
the us, domestic and foreign: abortion, africa, arms control, weapons systems, taxation, regulatory policy. he was doing this all by himself. but we as scholars, most of us focus narrowly on a single area that we specialize in. and so the andersons and i really needed each other for this story. they could do the domestic and economic, and i could focus more on the foreign-policy side, and then we did joint parts together. so there's a lot of luck that happened at every turn with this book. and--and they also had the confidence of mrs. reagan. c-span: but is it a surprise to you that if you hadn't asked mrs. reagan to s--to--to get into this, that that box would have never--maybe never been looked at for a long time? >> guest: that's the beginning of the story, if i had not asked for it, and--but the--i think there are other things as well. most scholars who look at big outcomes in world history, especially in t--in the us context, tend to look at the diplomatic record, at the official diplomatic record, at government documents. what's interesting about this book is that there's not
. where the risk of a blow is a risk to each of us and those factors have been very successful in shrugging off and keeping away kind of regulation that could mitigate that risk. and the point is we need to pay attention there and we need to balance their, particularly in the united states, we are seriously out of on june 25, 1875 general george armstrong kuster and his entire command were killed by sioux, cheyenne and arapahoe warriors at little bighorn in montana. during this booknotes from 1996, louise barnett author of "touched by fire" the life, death and mythic afterlife of george armstrong custer traces kuster story from his days at west point to his last stand at the little bighorn. it's a little under an hour. c-span: louise barnett, author of "touched by fire," what's that title mean? >> guest: it comes from a speech that oliver wendell holmes made about the civil war, and it seemed to me very appropriate. he said, "to our great good fortune and our youth, our hearts were touched by fire. and we learned at an early age that life was a passionate and serious thing." i
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